• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade
    Watering Needs:
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Lacy fronds to 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
    Does not flower
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-THI-ree-um FI-liks FAY-mi-na
    Plant type:Fern
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 9, 14 - 24, 31 - 43
    Average landscape size:Lacy fronds to 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Does not flower
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Rustic, Tropical
    Design IdeasA magnificent fern that fills out a shade garden far better than smaller types. Mass Lady Fern under trees where it's too dark for other plants. Use in pots or in atriums where their primitive, lacy character softens other more sculptural specimens. Also ideal for disguising mechanical parts of fountains or where over spray keeps planting areas too wet. A natural in banks and slopes with seeps or springs and rocky outcroppings shaded by forest.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.